My name is Anuradhika Rao, the children refer to me as Anu, and I was born and raised in Fiji. I have been employed at this Centre since 2013 and truly feel as though this is my second home.
My Educational and Professional Background
Bachelor of Arts from University of the South Pacific Fiji
Post Graduate Diploma in Primary Teaching from RMIT Melbourne
Post Graduate Diploma in Early childhood Teaching from RMIT Melbourne.
Collectively have 20 years of Secondary, Primary and kindergarten teaching experience.
I believe that each child is a unique individual who needs a secure caring and stimulating atmosphere in which to grow and mature emotionally, intellectually, physically and socially. It is my desire as an educator to help children meet their fullest potential in these areas by providing an environment that is safe, supports risk taking, and invites the sharing of ideas. There are three elements that I believe are conducive to establishing such an environment:
The teacher acting as a guide
Allowing the child’s natural curiosity to direct his or her learning
Promoting respect to all things and all people
I also believe that some of the most important skills to have when working with little children is patience, flexibility and love. Things I enjoy outside of Teaching are spending time with my family and friends, travelling, cooking and watching movies.
Our Kindergarten room provides an approved, government funded Kindergarten Program for children aged from three to five years old. This program meets all government guidelines to ensure that children are ready for their transition
Our Kindergarten program is delivered Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm by an experienced and Bachelor Qualified, Early Childhood Teacher. This program is play-based as we believe that children learn best this way. Through this program, children are exposed to and explore a range of structured and unstructured learning experiences that focus on social and emotional well-being, reading and writing skills and the development of communication skills.
In the Kindergarten room, children are encouraged to be self-sufficient, resilient and develop a positive sense of self. Social and problem solving skills are considered an essential part of our Kindergarten program and children are taught to respect themselves and others in preparation for their transition into the school setting.
Our Educators provide children with the necessary skills and knowledge to achieve their best when undergoing the transition to school. We support both children and parents during this transition and provide parents with a transition statement at the end of the year.
We believe communication is the most important tool to develop and maintain strong and personalised relationships between our Educators and families. We use a wide range of methods to communicate within the room, such as conversations, telephone calls and our online child portfolio program, Storypark.
Click here to learn more about how Storypark can keep you in touch with your child's day.
We would love you to visit our Kindergarten Room, meet our Kindergarten Teacher and discuss how we can work with you to meet the needs of you and your child.